Mizuho pushing to become top-10 bond bank

April 13, 2015 2:32 PM

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NEW YORK, April 13 (IFR) - Mizuho took a giant leap towards becoming a top 10 underwriter of US corporate bonds this month by hiring 130 debt capital markets and corporate finance bankers from RBS.

One of the biggest mass moves ever seen on Wall Street outside of a merger, it was part of a February agreement for Mizuho to buy the UK bank's US$36.5bn loan portfolio.

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